Alain Pinel Black & Gold Blog

  • Spectacular villa retreat in San Mateo

    Where: 212 Eaton Road, #31, San Mateo CA, 94402 Located inside a Santa Barbara Spanish-style building in the Baywood neighborhood, this breathtaking penthouse unit offers classic architecture blended with modern luxuries. Featuring three bedrooms and two baths, the spacious unit includes your own private rooftop deck with panoramic views, as [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-03-22
  • An iconic masterpiece with 100-plus years of history

    Where: 1035 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707 Built in 1909 for the daughter of a sheep rancher, this exquisite estate offers secluded magnificence that unfolds in dappled sunshine. Situated on a double lot in the heart of the Gourmet Ghetto, the property is both luxurious and versatile, and boasts fine [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-03-15
  • APR Joins Compass!

    We have some exciting news to share with you! As you may have heard, Alain Pinel is joining forces with Compass, a national real estate brokerage focused on empowering agents to better serve you. Alain Pinel’s commitment to the Bay Area community, legacy knowledge of the local market, and decades [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-03-08
  • A custom home in Castro Valley Hills

    Where: 5812 Jensen Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552-5018 Elegantly updated in 2017, this beautiful custom home boasts luxurious amenities throughout. As you enter into the foyer you’re greeted by a dramatic staircase. The spacious living room features soaring ceilings, incredible windows and fine architectural details. Inside the home’s gourmet kitchen [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-03-08
  • Hillside living on Santa Rosa Drive

    Where: 440 Santa Rosa Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032 Located in a prestigious neighborhood on Santa Rosa Drive, this one-of-a-kind masterpiece offers unparalleled views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz mountains. Its hillside setting offers a serene and private lifestyle only minutes away from downtown Los Gatos. [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-03-01
  • A historic home and Diablo treasure
    Where: 2067 Alameda Diablo, Diablo, CA 94528 Built in 1925, this classic Tudor home has been awarded the Diablo Treasure for Historical Preservation, recognizing the significance and style it brings to Contra Costa County. The historic home features a renovated foundation, electrical work and lighting, and offers the perfect blend [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Style and sophistication in San Jose

    Where: 9065 Village View Loop, San Jose, CA 95135 Located in the highly desirable Village Valle Vista, this luxurious condominium offers three bedrooms, two baths and plenty of space. Upgraded throughout, the property includes a fireplace, built-in wine cooler, ample lighting and a well-designed open floor plan. The home’s kitchen [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-02-15
  • Hilltop home near downtown Lafayette

    Where: 70 Leslyn Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549 Offering the ultimate in privacy, security and views, this exclusive estate sits on a 7.35-acre lot at the end of a private lane. Inside, the gourmet kitchen and adjacent breakfast nook feature a direct look at Mount Diablo scenery. The family room boasts [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-02-08
  • San Jose stunner in Silver Creek Valley

    Where: 5182 Hawkstone Way, San Jose, CA 95138 With sweeping views across Silver Creek Valley to breathtaking Mount Hamilton, this stunning custom estate in San Jose offers stylish distinction with a blend of modernism and refined details. Ample natural light flows through the home’s French doors and windows. The private [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-02-01
  • Monterey County Fourth Quarter Market Report

    For the fifth consecutive year in Monterey County, sellers tended to receive less than their asking price in 2018, indicating a better market for buyers. In the last quarter of 2018, the number of new listings dropped significantly, while the average new listings in 2018 remained similar to [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-01-30
  • Sonoma County Year End Market Report

    The median sales price was up 6% in Sonoma County in 2018 compared to the previous year. Sonoma County experienced a buyers’ market, where sellers were not receiving more than their asking price, allowing buyers good opportunities to negotiate. The number of sold units dropped 5% in 2018, and [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-01-30
  • Santa Clara County Fourth Quarter Market Report

    The upward trend of median sales price continued countywide in Santa Clara, however, the last quarter of 2018 had the lowest median sales price of the year, also down 2% from the same quarter of 2017. The number of sold units in 2018 dropped compared to the five [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-01-30
  • Contra Costa Year End Market Report

    In Contra Costa County in 2018, the number of units sold decreased 6% year over year. Fewer sales could indicate an opportunity for buyers to negotiate better terms. The median sales price was up 7% year-over-year, which is the same trend in most Bay Area counties. Contra Costa County [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-01-30
  • Marin County Year End Market Report

    Marin County experienced a buyers’ market in 2018, with similar asking prices as the last year. Median sales price rose 8% year-over-year. Compared to 2017, the average number of days on the market was down 6%. However, the decrease in the number of sold properties slowed down the local [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-01-30
  • Monterey County Year End Market Report

    For the fifth consecutive year in Monterey County, sellers tended to receive less than their asking price in 2018, indicating a better market for buyers. The number of new listings in 2018 was very similar to that of 2017. Median sales price is continuing to rise, following the trend [read more]
    Source: Alain Pinel Black & Gold BlogPublished on 2019-01-30

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